Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots

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2015/03/25 12:33:52 (permalink)

Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots

It seems like all I do here is post lists, but they do generate comment and provide new places to visit.....So, here's the latest MSN generated food list:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/americas-50-best-fried-chicken-spots/ss-BBiCFic
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    1bbqboy
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/25 13:07:39 (permalink)
    They spelled Pittsburg right.
    They show the extinct Stroud's, but describe the northland location.
    Fail!
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/25 13:45:55 (permalink)
    So glad to see fried chicken hotbeds like New York City and Miami well represented.....
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/25 14:06:13 (permalink)
    Is this a new list?  Because Cardamom Hill in Atlanta closed in July 2014.
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/25 14:32:28 (permalink)
    Heartbreaksoup
    Is this a new list?  Because Cardamom Hill in Atlanta closed in July 2014.


    It's quite possible that MSN "sit's on these pieces until they need filler on their front page or it could be recycled.
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/25 14:41:00 (permalink)
    I've had fried chicken at these (of those on the list):
     
    Stroud's
    Mrs. White's
    Coop's Place
    Hollyhock Hill
    Mary Mac's
    Roscoe's (in Hollywood)
    Sweetie Pie's
     
    They were all good.  Lots of variation. Some that I like are missing (I didn't see Brookville Hotel, for instance). There are also many others off (and on) the list that I would like to try.  I'll be in San Francisco in August, and would be curious to know whether the chicken at New Golden Daisy is "drumsticks" or "drummettes," since the writer uses both terms in the description, and for me, there's a huge difference between chicken legs and the "drummette" half of a wing.
     
    I also certainly would quibble with their phrasing in the statement that Hollyhock Hill's food is available to take home or to consume "in store."  "In store"?!!?  It's a restaurant in an old house, not a fast food joint or a "store"!  Did the author even go there?
     
    Speaking of stores, though, just saw this on the Roscoe's site:  
    Roscoe’s will soon make its famous entrees available at grocery stores throughout Southern California.
    Visit RoscoesAtHome.com to learn more!
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/25 17:18:48 (permalink)
    I saw the ones for Philly..........never knew we had great Fried Chicken..........plan to try the 2 places soon
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/25 19:09:15 (permalink)
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    So glad to see fried chicken hotbeds like New York City and Miami well represented.....




    And so refreshing to see Texas represented by a place located somewhere other than Austin, the one Texas city acceptable to the 'coastal-centric' crowd.
     
    Deservedly, Babe's Chicken Dinner House (several DFW Metroplex locations) made the Top Ten.
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/25 21:23:20 (permalink)
    NEW YORK?  Had lots of chicken in the south that should have made the list.
     
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/25 21:35:51 (permalink)
    I think these guys sit in a Manhattan
    Skyscraper and throw Darts at a map.
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/26 09:38:51 (permalink)
    I didn't see a single place from southeastern Indiana's "fried chicken trail".  That alone makes me view the list with some skepticism.
     
    Harold's came to Madison a few years ago but I've never been there, although now that there's an east side location I might have to check it out.
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/26 10:18:35 (permalink)
    I've been to three and had the chicken brought to me from an additional one:
     
    Harold's - greasy but very good.  It goes well with hot sauce.
    Mary Mac's multiple times - consistently good
    Jestine's - Great and well worth the 45 minute wait in line
    Belgrade Gardens - someone brought it to me so it wasn't fresh but I still really enjoyed it and their unique hot sauce
     
    How would Keaton's be classified?  I mean the chicken is fried so to me that counts.  That would be my number 1.
     
    The other one that I think of as the best was at Bum's BBQ in Ayden.  There wasn't any available when we went through the line. But as we were eating we could see a guy frying a batch up fresh through the little window at the end of the line.  As soon as he brought it out we pretty much ran up there and snagged several pieces.  It was awesome!
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/26 10:54:51 (permalink)
    Fried chicken at a bbq place?
    Interesting.
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/26 11:01:19 (permalink)
    We went to a wonderful bbq place near Raleigh( the name escapes me) and not only was the bbq outstanding, their fried chicken was some of the best I have ever had.
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2015/03/26 12:44:10 (permalink)
    1bbqboy
    Fried chicken at a bbq place?
    Interesting.



    I've had good to great fried chicken at lots of NC BBQ joints.  At a couple (Parker's and Bob Melton's after they moved) it was head and shoulders above the BBQ.
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2018/11/16 12:58:52 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim
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    So glad to see fried chicken hotbeds like New York City and Miami well represented.....




    And so refreshing to see Texas represented by a place located somewhere other than Austin, the one Texas city acceptable to the 'coastal-centric' crowd.
     
    Deservedly, Babe's Chicken Dinner House (several DFW Metroplex locations) made the Top Ten.


    Yep!  Max's Wine Dive (#31), started in Houston, became famous for fried chicken and champagne, opened a second location in Houston to handle the crowds, then decided to expand to Austin.  Daily Meal only mentions the one in Austin.  What a surprise.  What's surprising is that after they found one in Austin they could include they even bothered to consider any place else in the state.
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2018/11/16 14:10:35 (permalink)
    Champagne and chicken: Perfect together!!!
     
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    Re: Americas 50 Best Fried Chicken Spots 2019/05/06 13:34:59 (permalink)
    Ugh they actually listed Chicken Annie's on here.  I went to both Chicken Annie's and Chicken Mary's outside of Pittsburg, KS after seeing them on Food Wars and being in the area.  My opinion is do not go out of your way for Chicken Annie's or Mary's; they were nothing special.  Here was my take on it: http://forums.roadfood.com/small-town-Kansas-recommendations-m822536.aspx#871341
     
    One place I would definitely go back to was Monte Ne Inn near Rogers, AR.  It's a family style fried chicken dinner place.  For one price they give you Navy Bean soup, great fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cream gravy, sweet corn, green beans, cole slaw and homemade loaves of bread with creamery butter and apple butter.
     
    Monte Ne Inn
    13843 AR 94
    Rogers AR
    (479) 636-5511
    http://www.monteneinnchicken.net/
    CLOSED MONDAYS
     
    post edited by Ram4 - 2019/05/06 14:01:26
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